Bala, Kansas

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Bala is an unincorporated community in Bala Township, Riley County, Kansas, United States.

History[edit]

Bala settled about 1862. It was a shipping point on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.[1] It is named after Bala, in Wales.[2]

A post office was opened in Bala in 1871, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1966.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 132.
  2. ^ "Profile for Bala, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014.

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Coordinates: 39°18′35″N 96°56′59″W / 39.30972°N 96.94972°W / 39.30972; -96.94972